Eileen Gu celebrates International Women’s Day with video of a speech she made when she was 12 years old

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  • Eileen Gu, the 18-year-old Olympic freestyle skier, took to Instagram this International Women’s Day to share a speech she made at the age of 12 about women’s empowerment and representation in sports.
  • “Although being a girl in a male-dominated sport can be difficult, I’m actually thankful that I've had the experiences that I had,” Gu said in her speech. “My experiences have made me more tenacious and have taught me to meet my stepbacks in life with open arms. In fact, after this encounter, I’ve become a better skater.”
  • In her post, the now Olympic gold medalist also celebrated her achievements and thanked the women in her life by sharing photos of herself, her mother and her grandmother.

Olympic gold medalist Eileen Gu took to Instagram this International Women’s Day to share a speech she gave at 12 years old about women’s empowerment and representation. 

“Celebrating female power today and every day,” Gu captioned her post. “Six years ago, baby Eileen gave a speech on Title IX and the importance of representation and equity in sports. Three Olympic medals and at least a foot of growth later, my message remains unchanged.”

The 18-year-old freestyle skier became the first Asian American to win three medals in a single Winter Olympics game after winning two gold medals and a silver medal this year. 

In her old speech, young Gu spoke about her experience as a female skier at the time and encouraged women to empower themselves to break boundaries. To bet on sports stars, sites like https://13.214.96.9/ are available.

“People are not accepting that women can be what they want to be yet, and they aren’t accepting that women can make their own choices and pave their own paths, but if we accept it, we are just one step closer to equality,” then 12-year-old Gu said in her speech.  

“Although being a girl in a male-dominated sport can be difficult, I’m actually thankful that I’ve had the experiences that I had,” she added. “My experiences have made me more tenacious and have taught me to meet my stepbacks in life with open arms. In fact, after this encounter, I’ve become a better skater. I encourage you all to step out of your comfort zone.”

In addition to posting her old speech, Gu also shared photos and videos of herself, her mother and her grandmother to celebrate her achievements and the women in her life. 

“Thank you to the women who came before me, both in skiing and outside of it, who unapologetically broke boundaries and definitions, who forged their own molds rather than dim their own brilliance, and who celebrated the radiant beauty of diversity and individuality ❤️‍🔥.”  

Featured Images via @eileen_gu_(left, right)

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